Hi all, I'm new here and excited to be a new member and part of this community! We have a retaining wall at the back of our garden, directly behind which are blackberry brambles and a small woodland copse. Our visitors are woodpeckers, jays, robin, blue, great and long-tailed tits, dunnock, blackbirds and wood pigeon as well as foxes, hedgehogs and mice. I have an array of feeders as well as sprinkling food on the ground and this waist-high wall where the bird bath sits. They've got used to their 7:30 feeds and wait for me! We need to have this wall completely rebuilt and my question is when would be the best time to do it and any advice about minimum disruption would be appreciated! Thank you!
Any sort of work that gives disturbance is best done in winter, that way birds aren't trying to nest in bushes you may need to cut back or be disturbed by all the activity. Try to keep the clearance of the brambles to a minimum as they're superb bushes for food and shelter. At this time of year the birds are simply feeding themselves and they'll soon find alternative food sources if you need to take down feeders etc for the work. I'd probably put up some other feeders around the garden now, so they become used to plenty of alternative spots to get grub wherever the builders decide to stand with their mug of coffee
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